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Doris
Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 9944
Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have a hand carved dark jade owl need to know how much to

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I have a hand carved dark green jade owl need to know how much to insure it for
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: Vey dark green standing on his feet and heavy about three inches high
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: Has 11 small dimples on back of his head large curved beak

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques and art collector as well as a dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you. Please know I do not send pop-up offers. Although I am USPAP-trained, the assessments given here do not meet USPAP requirements.
Thoughtful responses take time. My responses are not instantaneous.

How tall is the figure in inches?

Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment. If you cannot send photos, I can still work with your descriptions; however, I can give more accurate answers if I have photos.
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Please do not try to use the site email method of sending photos without specific instructions from me.

Kind regards,
Doris

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
my owl two and half inches high

Are there any marks on the bottom?

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
No just dimples on top at back
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
I live in Australia

This Asian dark jade owl figure has an estimated insurance replacement value of $275 in USA dollars.

In AUD, the value is $347.

Ultimately, to obtain these values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of this value.

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Doris

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